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  • Platoon
  • The Mummy
  • Old Joy
  • Stalker

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  • You Won't Be Alone

    ★★★

  • Prey

    ★★★★

  • The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand-Up

    ★★★

  • Men

    ★★½

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  • The Columnist

    The Columnist

    ★★★½

    This is a Katja Herbers stan account.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

    "Your kind is headed for extinction.”

    “Maybe so sir. But not today.”

    Too right. Tom Cruise - who turns 60 today, the day we returned to the cinema for the first time in about 18 months to watch this - has rejected the notion of becoming a treasured relic of the past, instead forging on as THE pioneer of what cinema is capable of.

    Cinema is not dead if Tom Cruise has anything to do with it.

    Felt like bursting…

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  • American Heist

    American Heist

    "I have a bad feeling about this" is actually a line given to Hayden Christensen in this movie, and this mirrored my own thoughts mere minutes in.

  • Exodus: Gods and Kings

    Exodus: Gods and Kings

    ★½

    Wow, where to begin. It's not good.

    I felt every one of those 150 minutes trickle by. So boring. And unintentionally goofy. Impressive early scale and design swallowed up by a dull script with horrendous dialogue and character.

    Aaron Paul, third billing, has about a handful of lines but his 'character' could have been played by anyone at all. The casting overall - Edgerton, Turturro etc. - a major miscue.

    So poorly timed that long stretches of nothing happening are…